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CRN: Top 10 IBM Stories of 2008

Alan has been showing his super strength this past few weeks by posting some IBM related stories before my Google Alert caught up with them. Kudos my friend !

Following last week’s article about Lotus Symphony wins 2008 Product of the Year, CRN has published another IBM piece, this time part of a seriesTop 10 IBM Stories of 2008.
As Alan mentions, Lotus grabbed two spots in the top 10, #8 and #10:
Socially Acceptable:

In another example of IBM thinking deep thoughts about IT, the company announced in September that it was creating a think tank called the Center for Social Software in its Cambridge, Mass., laboratory for developing social networking applications.

and, Domino Not Dead Yet…:

…in 2008, IBM made some moves to broaden Notes’ appeal and make it available to a wider audience. In September, IBM began offering a version of the software, dubbed IBM Lotus iNotes ultralite, for Apple’s popular iPhone. IBM also teamed up with Nokia to offer Notes on Nokia S60-based mobile devices and smartphones.

CRN: Top 10 IBM Stories of 2008
Alan Leposfky – Lotus earns 2 of the top 10 biggest IBM stories of 2008

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino – the SaaS version

It’s coming, soon. Lotus GM, Bob Picciano, announced earlier this week that a hosted version of Lotus Notes will be available, for $8-$18 per user, per month. I’ll elaborate more when possible.

Such an offering would make IBM’s traditionally on-premise collaboration applications, such as Lotus Sametime instant messaging and VOIP, a threat to Microsoft Exchange Online, not to mention a number of small, independent SAAS collaboration providers that want to cater to large customer bases.

and, IBM’s differentiation play (according to eWeek, not me):


Link: IBM to offer SaaS version of Lotus Notes – eWeek

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